In ancient China, Xin'an was a county located to the west of Luoyang, former capital of the Zhou Dynasty (1049-256 BCE). The archaeological site of the Hanguguan gate dates back to this time and is thus enlisted by UNESCO as part of the world heritage site “Silk Roads”.
- Centre, UNESCO World Heritage. "Silk Roads: the Routes Network of Chang'an-Tianshan Corridor". whc.unesco.org. Retrieved 2018-04-13.
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